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'''Elizabeth Cochran Seaman''' (May 5, 1864Kroeger 1994 reports (p. 529) that although a birth year of 1867 was deduced from the age Bly claimed to be at the height of her popularity, her baptismal record confirms 1864. – January 27, 1922), known by her pen name '''Nellie Bly''', was an American journalist. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking circumnavigation|trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an Exposé (journalism)|exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.
Birth nameElizabeth Jane Cochran
Birth date{{birth date|1864|05|05}}
Birth placeBurrell Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1922|01|27|1864|05|05}}
Death placeNew York City, New York (state)|New York, United States
OccupationJournalist, novelist, inventor
SpouseRobert Seaman (m. 1895–1904)
AwardsNational Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
SignatureNellie Bly signature.svg
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